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United Kingdom | 19 September 2014
Vale of Glamorgan vet's suicide after cattle illness

A vet killed himself with his shotgun after battling depression brought on by an illness from cattle, an inquest in Cardiff has heard. Father-of-two Huw Davey, 58, of Treoes, Vale of Glamorgan, cau...


United Kingdom | 15 September 2014
Scottish yes campaign struggles to win over farming communities

At Whitfmuir farm, by West Linton, Heather Anderson is working out her percentages. The campaigner for Farming for Yes estimates: "Here in the Borders, we need to get yes up to 40%, then the rest of t...


United Kingdom | 11 September 2014
Cumbrian farmer loses cattle to rare mycoplasma disease

A Cumbrian farmer says he is faced with culling his herd of cows after a two year battle against a rare disease. Duncan Maughan from Cumrew, near Brampton has already lost 125 cows. He says the los...


United Kingdom | 2 September 2014
Greenhouse gas fear over increased levels of meat eating

Global consumption of meat needs to fall - to ensure future demand for food can be met and to help protect the environment - a study says. Research from Cambridge and Aberdeen universities estimate...


United Kingdom | 26 August 2014
Farmers urged to cast vote for Yes

Independence would provide Scotland's rural and farming communities with "incredible opportunities", Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead said. Mr Lochhead said farming had a key role in Scotla...


United Kingdom | 25 August 2014
Farmers in debt and despair as dairy market collapses

British dairy farmers are threatening to take matters into their own hands as fears grow that volatile markets for their milk, butter and cheese products could jeopardise their livelihoods. Some large...


United Kingdom | 21 August 2014
Plan targets decline in livestock

Experts have published an action plan to tackle livestock declines and low profitability in the beef industry. Beef cow numbers have fallen by 50,000 since the last reform of the European Union's (...


United Kingdom | 19 August 2014
£10m for Africa agriculture project

A university research group will receive £10.8 million from the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) to help make the latest agricultural technology available across 10 African countri...


United Kingdom | 19 August 2014
Trewithen Dairy finds cleaning product in milk and cream

Cleaning product has been found in a Cornish dairy's milk and cream after customers complained about the taste. Trewithen Dairy, based at Lostwithiel, said a "small amount of industry-standard clea...


United Kingdom | 19 August 2014
U.S. farmers fight poisonous wheat fungus with cleaning

Dave Wiechert of Nashville, Illinois, does good business most years cleaning seed for farmers in preparation for planting season. But this year, Wiechert is doing big business after harvest: cleaning ...


United Kingdom | 28 July 2014
Scottish farmers wary of arguments for independence

Bullocks and heifers emptied quietly from trailers and trucks into the holding pens at Dumfries mart for the Wednesday sale. Inside, banter filled the air in the canteen, helped along by ebullient auc...


United Kingdom | 23 July 2014
Investing in land could reap big rewards

The average value of farmland in the UK rose by 3% in the second quarter of 2014, to £7,517 per acre, continuing the upward trend of land values. During the past year values have increased on avera...


United Kingdom | 23 July 2014
Dairy farming company fined for dumping mud

A dairy farming company in Swindon has been fined more than £550 for dumping mud onto a highway, which later caused a Road Traffic Collision. Joseph Enterprises were found guilty of depositing mud ...


United Kingdom | 23 July 2014
Beef is 10 times more damaging to the environment than poultry, dairy, eggs or pork

A new study has revealed that beef production is 10 times more damaging to the environment than any other type of livestock. The research, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sc...


United Kingdom | 22 July 2014
Tumbling beef prices hitting Shropshire and Mid Wales farmers

They are being paid up to £300 less per breast than they were just a year ago, Meat Promotion Wales warned as the Royal Welsh Show got under way today. The price has dropped from an average of £4.0...


United Kingdom | 22 July 2014
Two hurt after cow flees from cattle market

A runaway cow brought chaos to a Yorkshire town after escaping from a cattle market. The cow broke free from the market on Gargrave Road, Skipton, at about 10.30am yesterday. Two people were inj...


United Kingdom | 16 July 2014
Agriculture is no longer a man’s world, says Ruth Brown

Nearly nine-in-ten female farmers are optimistic about their future in agriculture, according to results from a Barclays poll. In the survey of 1,410 farmers, 88% said they were optimistic about th...


United Kingdom | 16 July 2014
Careless walkers put cattle in peril

Cattle had to be rescued from sewage sludge after their heard was allowed to escape from their field by ramblers who left a gate open. Now farmer Richard Green is warning walkers to take more care....


United Kingdom | 15 July 2014
A pig-farming family with a difference

Meet the O’Rorkes: one couple, three children and 31 pigs. Not for this family a Sunday morning lie-in. Today, we’re playing Chase the Pig on their farm in Hampshire. The ears of the runaways flap fra...


United Kingdom | 15 July 2014
Reydon cattle escape halted by Southwold

A community nurse awoke to find a herd of escaped cattle trotting past her house heading for a seaside town in Suffolk. Cathy Ryan saw between 20 and 30 animals travelling along Lowestoft Road in R...


United Kingdom | 10 July 2014
Neonicotinoids linked to recent fall in farmland bird numbers

New research has identified the world’s most widely used insecticides as the key factor in the recent reduction in numbers of farmland birds. The finding represents a significant escalation of the ...


United Kingdom | 10 July 2014
Cattle farmers have plenty to beef about

Last week saw Defra's Farming Minister, George Eustice, chair a so called "Beef Summit" with a view to dealing with the desperate situation the British Beef Industry finds itself in. In the last year ...


United Kingdom | 7 July 2014
Cut use of antibiotics in livestock, veterinary experts tell government

Vets and MPs have urged the government and pharmaceutical companies to develop new drugs for animals to avoid the growing human resistance to antibiotics. The call follows warnings from David Camer...


United Kingdom | 7 July 2014
Highland cattle help survival chances of rare butterfly

A herd of shaggy four-legged conservation heroes is helping an upland farm in the Lake District to become a haven for some of the country’s most endangered butterflies. A herd of Luing cattle has b...


United Kingdom | 3 July 2014
'Ahimsa' slaughter-free dairy farm set up in Groby, Leicestershire

Britain's first slaughter-free dairy farm run to "revolutionary" welfare standards is being established in Leicestershire. Male calves born to dairy cows are normally killed or sold for meat, while...


United Kingdom | 3 July 2014
Tuberculosis threat requires mass cull of cattle, not badgers, study reveals

A mass cull of cattle, not badgers, is the only large-scale action that can end the scourge of tuberculosis in England’s livestock, according to new scientific research that represents a heavy blow to...


United Kingdom | 1 July 2014
UK future food security threatened by complacency, MPs warn

The UK’s ability to feed itself is threatened by “complacency” over the extreme weather driven by climate change and increasing competition for food as the world’s population grows, MPs warned on Tues...


United Kingdom | 1 July 2014
Demand for farmland property is strong

George Alder of Stags Farm Agency looks at the summer market for farms this year. With some fine weather finally now upon us, many South West farmers are busy making hay and silage, and it will not...


United Kingdom | 1 July 2014
US farmers plant record soybean crop, less corn

The nation's farmers planted the largest soybean crop on record this year by devoting millions of acres of land to the crop that had been used for growing corn, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said...


United Kingdom | 30 June 2014
UK faces 10 per cent shortfall in farmland by 2030

The UK faces an agricultural land shortfall of two million hectares within 15 years, according to a new report. The country may be unable to provide 10 per cent of the necessary farmland by 2030, the ...